Madhvacharya (Sanskrit pronunciation: [məd̪ʱʋɑːˈtʃɑːrjə]; 1238–1317 CE), also known as Purna Prajna and Ananda Tirtha, was a Hindu Brahmin from Karnataka, India. He is known as the chief proponent of Tattvavāda "philosophy of reality", also called the Dvaita (dualism) school of Hindu philosophy; one of the three most influential Vedānta philosophies of Advaita, Dvaita and Vishihtadvaita. Madhvācārya was one of the important philosophers during the Bhakti movement. He was a pioneer in many ways, going against standard conventions and norms. It is also the traditional belief that Madhvācārya was the third incarnation of Vāyu (Mukhyaprāna) and the first two were Hanuman and Bhīma.
- God Vishnu has complete power over souls and matter and that Vishnu saves souls entirely by his grace which is granted to those who live pure and moral lives. Evil souls are predestined to eternal damnation and should of mediocre quality will transmigrate eternally.
- Quoted from Martha Bush Ashton; Martha Bush Ashton-Sikora; Bruce Christie (1977). Yakṣagāna, a Dance Drama of India. Abhinav Publications. p. 23. .
Ya, Hindu Online
Sri Madhvacharya. Ya. Hindu Online. Retrieved on 21 November 2013.
- The final emancipation called mokhsha for the beings who are bound to the problems of samsara can be attained by intense devotion to the Lord with the true knowledge of HIM.
- Sriman Narayana is the Lord of the universe, and the creation, destruction, sustainanance, control, etc., are according to his wish. He is the one called Brahma in the vedas and HE is full of knowledge, bliss, and power [strength].
- All living beings are different from Him and from each other and are subordinate to Him, all their actions are controlled by Him.
- All inanimate objects are different from Him and from each other and from all living objects.
- The world is real.
- The five-fold difference between God, living and non-living beings is an eternal fact
Beginner’s Guide to Sri MadhvAchArya’s Life and Philosophy
Beginner’s Guide to Sri MadhvAchArya’s Life and Philosophy (pdf). Archive Organization. Retrieved on 21 November 2013.
- Vishnu is to be perceived in His nature through the holy scriptures and only through them.
- All living beings are dependent upon Vishnu for their existence.
- There is a hierarchy amongst living beings, that is eternal [without beginning or end].
- Salvation lies in the soul experiencing its intrinsic joy.
- Salvation can be attained only through pure and unsullied love of God (combined with knowledge of His greatness).
- Means of knowledge are sensory perception, inference and holy scriptures.
- Deepak Sarma (2003). An Introduction to Madhva Vedanta. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. pp. 14–. ISBN 978-0-7546-0637-6.
- The Life And Teachings of Sri Madhvacharyar by C.M. Padmanabha Char - at archive.org
- Philosophy of Sri Madhvacharya by Dr. B.N.K. Sharma - at archive.org
- Brahmasutra Bhasya of Sri Madhvacharya with Glosses in Sanskrit - at archive.org
- Tattva-Sankhyan of Madhvacharya with the Tika of Jayatirtha (Sanskrit-English) - at archive.org